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  • Locations: Boston, MA, United States; Burlington, PA, United States; Chadds Ford, PA, United States; New York, NY, United States; Philadelphia, PA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
College/School: CED Language of Instruction: English
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Scholarship Availability: Yes
Program Description:

Central Park in New York City
Field Studies in Contemporary Landscape Architecture 

Land 4800/6800 is a travel study course that involves travel to the East Coast of the United States and the major cities Boston, MA; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. Travel to this geographic region provides a unique opportunity to visit and study exemplary built works of landscape architecture. These range from many types of urban development to parks and greenways and national parks, to botanical gardens and arboreta, and memorials. This course also provides an opportunity to visit eight to ten professional offices and observe their work, office structure, and make potential contacts for future employment. This region of the country has long been a leader in “Green” design and has much to offer in educating students in the processes and products of green design and sustainable development.
 
This course meets the educational objectives of the College of Environment and Design and the University of Georgia by taking students to new places and showing them the application of their education and innovations within their chosen field of study.
 

Boston, MA; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA

Program Director and Course Leaders

Brad E. Davis, RLA, ASLA
Associate Professor
BLA Program Director and Dan G. Franklin Distinguished Professor 

Academic Program

LAND 4800 Field Studies in Contemporary Landscape Architecture 
LAND 6800 Field Studies in Contemporary Landscape Architecture

Housing and Meals

No meals are provided unless breakfast is included at the hotels.
All housing will be at hotels. Typically students stay four to a room in order to keep housing costs low. 

Program Itinerary

Monday, May 20
travel to Boston, MA; afternoon lecture on parks system and walking tour of historic downtown

Tuesday, May 21
Visits to 3 professional offices with guest lectures, guided visits to downtown professional projects

Wednesday, May 22
drive to NYC, walking tour Battery park

Thursday, May 23
Visits to 3 professional offices with guest lectures, guided visits to downtown professional projects

Friday, May 24
Central Park, Rockefeller Center, High Line, Staten Island Park

Saturday, May 25
drive to PA, Chanticleer, Swarthmoor Arboretum

Sunday, May 26
Longwood Gardens, Drive to Philadelphia, Museum of Art, Rodin Museum Gardens, Independence Hall and Chestnut Hill

Monday, May 27
Visits to 3 professional offices with guest lectures, guided visits to downtown professional projects

Tuesday, May 28
Drive to MA, Concord, Minutemen Park, Walden Pond, Lexington Battle Green

Wednesday, May 29
1 professional offices with guest lecture, Mt. Aubrun Cemetery, Back Bay Fens

Thursday, May 30
Copely Square, Christian Science Center Plaza, Newbury Street, Boston Urban Design

Friday May 31
Check out and departure
 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.